Jeanne C. Blackmore

Jeanne Blackmore joined the firm in 2009 after practicing more than a decade in Ernst & Young’s National Office Tax Practice.  At Gravel & Shea, Jeanne focuses her practice on tax and estate planning, and probate and trust administration.  Jeanne also supports the firm’s trust & estate litigation and tax controversy practices.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation 1994
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 1993
  • St. John’s College, B.A. 1989


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 2015
  • Listed in Chambers High Net Worth Guide since 2016
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers since 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 2019
  • Member, Chittenden County, Vermont, California and American Bar Associations
  • Board Member, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington, Vermont (2014-2018)


  • Co-Author, Disclaimers: Advanced Planning Tool in an Era of Estate Tax Uncertainty, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal (2017)
  • Chapter Author, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Vermont, Chapter 3: Fundamental Estate Planning, MCLE New England (2015)
  • Co-author, Married or Just Living Together: The Consolidated vs. Separate Choice for Affiliated Groups, Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today, 2004 TNT 13-47 (2004)
  • Co-author, Corporate Overview, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolio, 750-1st T.M. (2004)


  • Recent Developments in Vermont and Survey of Marital Deduction Planning Today, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, New England Meeting (August 2019)
  • The Other Side of the Estate Planning Fence: Working with Lawyers and Accountants, New Hampshire & Vermont Council of Charitable Gift Planners, Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Recent Developments in the New England Region (Vermont), American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, New England Meeting (September 2017)
  • Disclaimers and Credit Shelter Trust Planning, Vermont Bar Association (June 2015)
  • Probate Administration Do’s and Don’ts, Vermont Bar Association (March 2015)
  • Fundamental Estate Planning, Vermont Bar Association (June 2014)
  • Production Tax Credit Overview, Vermont Independent Power Producers Association (June 2012)

Bar Admissions

  • California (1994)
  • Vermont (2009)
  • U.S. Tax Court (2014)